Donald G. Scully Jr. Leads MassMutual's Louisiana Office

Native son carries on 128-year presence in Louisiana

Aug 22, 2011, 09:00 ET from MassMutual

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana native and veteran financial services professional, Donald G. Scully Jr., will lead the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's (MassMutual) Louisiana general agency, Fleur de Lis Financial Inc.

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With nearly two decades of experience in investment(1) and protection-based financial planning, Scully will continue Fleur De Lis' 128-year commitment to the state by providing informed financial guidance and services to local families and businesses. Fleur de Lis has more than $1.5 billion* of life insurance in force in Louisiana. The office presently serves New Orleans/Metairie, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport, and Monroe.

"Today, people want to trust that you are going to be there for them. MassMutual has been operating since 1851 and we have been in the state of Louisiana since 1883," Scully said. "We have been a safe harbor for people through the Great Depression, WWII, and most recently the 2008 economic crisis. We have been here and continue to add comfort and security for our clients."

Buoyed by many of the state's strong economic gains and aiming to add more employment opportunities in the state, Scully will recruit some 20 additional professionals to the ranks in the next two years.

"Our agency culture is one based on support and of mutual respect," he said. "MassMutual is a place where professionals can build a career."

Recruiting new and qualified financial professionals into the field is critical in this time of consumer uncertainty, said Scully.

"People need us. Today, more than ever, people are asking for both financial protection and growth," said Scully, whose firm offers clients access to protection planning with life insurance, disability income insurance, and annuities. The firm also offers investment planning options.

"Because we are in the relationship business, we must give consumers the confidence and trust that we will take care of them, their family and their businesses. We are more than just about the math and numbers. We have to be," he said.

Before coming to MassMutual, Scully worked for the Guardian Life Insurance Company. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and fluent in Spanish. He resides in Baton Rouge with his wife Elizabeth, and his two children, Katherine, 8, and George, 6.

(1) Donald G. Scully Jr. is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SiPC. Supervisory Office: 1 Galleria Drive, Suite 909, Metairie, LA (504) 299-8971.

*    Amount of individual life insurance in force as Dec. 31, 2010 related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company.

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

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